Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang’s contract with Arsenal expires in 2021 and the 30-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from north London, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United all monitoring the situation.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is already targeting Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis as a replacement for the Gabon international this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal has now identified Club Brugge striker Dennis as the ideal replacement for Aubameyang after being impressed with his displays for the newly crowned Belgian Pro League champions in the 2019/2020 season.
The 22-year-old rose to prominence this season after scoring a brace in the 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu and scoring once in the Europa League home clash against Manchester United.
Overall, he scored nine goals in 33 games across all competitions for Brugge last season.
The West London club, however, face competition from Sheffield United, Watford, Newcastle and Brighton for Dennis.
Dennis admitted he is open to leaving Brugge for a new adventure.
“I like challenges. I’ve been here for three years. My focus right now is I have one more game this season – the Cup Final – which I want to win, that’s really important to me, “Dennis told Sky Sports News.
“After then, we’ll see what happens, you never know.”